Woodberry Forest School, a residential community for highly-motivated boys, is seeking a videographer and website administrator who can tell the school’s most important stories. Woodberry is using increasing amounts of video for both admissions and development purposes and expects demand for those videos to increase. The communications team is currently building a new website that will incorporate video across the site’s various sections, with a particular focus on the admissions portion of the website.
The successful candidate will have a sharp visual eye and enjoy telling the stories of boys who excel in academic, artistic, and athletic endeavors. The best candidate will be comfortable building relationships with teenage boys and working with them on video projects. Woodberry wants a candidate who can capture boys in action across the beautiful 1,200-acre campus and create compelling videos designed for websites, email newsletters, social media, and other platforms. The position requires a flexible schedule, as the school’s events occur during the traditional academic day, on weeknights, and on some weekends.
The candidate must be highly-directed and self-motivated. This position will report to the senior associate director of communications, who oversees the school’s website, electronic communications, and video production work. The position will also involve regular work on the school’s website and electronic channels, especially e-mail communications with parents and alumni, as well as social media. The candidate must be capable of quickly developing a close working relationship with members of Woodberry’s admissions and development/alumni offices. Those groups will be the most important internal clients.
Salary is dependant on prior work experience. Secondary experience with still photography is an asset, but not a mandatory requirement for applicants. You can view some of the school’s recent video work on YouTube. Candidates should be prepared to submit relevant examples of their work, especially work done in an education setting.
Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, résumé, and list of references by March 15. Work samples are welcome, but not required for initial inquiries. Please submit materials to Jacob Geiger, director of strategic communications, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Woodberry Forest
Woodberry Forest School has been helping young men develop intellectual thoroughness and moral integrity since 1889. The entire student body of roughly 400 boys, in grades nine through twelve, lives on campus, as do more than 90 percent of faculty members. The school is located in rural Madison County on 1,200 acres of bucolic land. The campus is about forty-five minutes from Charlottesville, ninety minutes from Richmond, and two hours from Washington, D.C.
Woodberry Forest admits students of any race, color, sexual orientation, disability, religious belief, and national or ethnic origin to all of the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, disability, religious belief, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, or hiring practices.